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Opportunities for Connection ~ July 2016
Opportunities for Connection ~ July 2016
Central East Region: Connecticut (southern), Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (central and eastern), Pennsylvania, Virginia (northern), West Virginia

Featured Resource: CER Blogs and Website

There are a number of ways you can keep up with what is happening in the Central East Region (CER).

The Better Together Blog is written by our staff. The blog features events and activities that our clusters and congregational networks are working on, unique programs that congregations are piloting and other programs and resources we feel would be helpful to our congregational leaders.

The CER News section of the website features articles submitted by congregations on events, activities, celebrations and job openings. We also include CER News here.

The CER Events section of the website feature calendars of CER and UUA events, our youth calendar, webinar calendar and congregation and clusters calendar. You can subscribe to any of these calendars to have them automatically added to your calendar on your device.

If you have new leaders in your congregation please encourage them to subscribe to this newsletter.

The CERGing Forward blog, which highlighted the work towards regionalization and written by members of the four boards has been retired and is now an archive.

CER Hiring Youth and Young Adult Coordinator

The Central East Region is hiring a Youth and Young Adult Coordinator starting in August. Deadline for applications is July 10th. See the article for details and please spread the news!

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It's Time for Your Yearly Updates

Every year our congregations change their leadership. To ensure that your leaders are getting information they need from us, we need you to go to and update your congregation's information. Please know, we use your information in to set up our lists of congregational leaders, so it is really important that you update that information after your elections or whenever a leadership change happens. Learn more about this at the UUA website.

Meet The Staff: Jillian Conway, Regional Administrator

Jillian Conway is a part of the regional administrative team. She is primarily responsible for events and logistics throughout the eastern part of the region, but assists other staff members with administrative tasks as needed.  Jillian lives in Glen Mills, PA with her husband of nearly 16 years, her two children, and two fur babies.  She loves to travel and spend time making memories with her family.  You can reach Jillian Conway at jconway [at] uua [dot] org.  Learn more about Jillian Conway at her UUA staff bio page.

Better Together Blog: NOVA Cluster Shares Adult RE Programming

The Northern Virginia (NOVA) cluster religious educators have come up with a way to expand the religious education offerings for their adult members. They have created a website that lists Adult RE programming at each congregation that is open to members outside the host congregation. Cluster members now have one place where they can check out what opportunities are available.

Read more about this exciting project.

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News from the UUA

Election Season is Coming. Make sure your congregation does not risk it's 501c3 status. Read the Real Rules first!

Looking for resources for dealing with current issues? The UUA has a web page on Preventing Gun Violence, Responding to Trauma and Transgender 101.

The UUA has created a discussion guide to go with the Ken Burns movies, Defying the Nazis - The Sharp Story. Find it on the UUA website.
The UUA Bookstore has a new name! It is now called In Spirit: UU Gift and Book Shop. Same website, new logo. Still your resource for all things UU.

New publications from the UUA - Two new books available for preorder. Ancient Stories for Modern Times: 50 Short Wisdom Stories for All Ages by Faye Mogensen and Katha Sagar, Ocean of Stories: Hindu Wisdom for Every Age by Sarah Conover with Abhi Janamanchi Visit the Publications Page for details.

The UUA is hiring for several positions. Find job descriptions and application information at their Job Openings webpage.

Calendar Items and News

For events, webinars and congregation news and events visit the following pages:

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